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I have oil in my radiator. - 2001 Cadillac Catera

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  • valentinecon Aug 02, 2008

    Does the engine have to be torn apart to repair the head gasket?

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    coolant tank has what seems to be motor oil and a brown looking foam like substance in it. vehicle does not overheat and no steam or smoke comes from exhaust pipe.inclined to believe it is an issue with oil cooler. can anyone advise me as to a ballpark figure as to how much parts and gaskets and such are going to cost to fix ? I wiil have no labor cost as i am fixing myself, and any other input is greatley appreciated.

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Also if it is in the radiatio it can be the heat exchanger under the intake manifold theses cars known to have trouble here...mine currently has same issue

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

Yes its the only way sorry.

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If it's red oil it will be a problem with your transmission oil cooler core, inside radiator side tank.
If it's black or engine oil, this is more serious, it can be a number of things.
Most common is a faulty head gasket.

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Removal
1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
2. Drain engine cooling system as described.
3. Remove engine air cleaner.
4. Remove upper radiator hose from water bypass tube.
5. Remove radiator overflow hose from radiator and fan shroud.
6. Remove transmission oil cooler line from oil cooler inlet fitting.
7. Remove nuts retaining A/C condenser core to the radiator.
8. Disconnect engine control sensor wiring from the auxiliary electric cooling fan motors and the CCRM.
9. Raise vehicle on hoist.
10. Remove splash shield from lower radiator support and front sub-frame.
11. Remove lower radiator hose from radiator.
12. Remove oil transmission cooler line from oil cooler outlet fitting on radiator.
13. Remove retaining screws for power steering/transaxle oil cooler and position cooler aside.
14. Support fan shroud, radiator and A/C condenser core with a suitable jackstand. Remove lower radiator
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15. Position jackstand aside and carefully remove radiator and fan shroud.
16. Remove two retaining bolts for fan shroud at top of radiator and remove fan shroud from radiator.
17. Remove upper radiator hose from radiator.
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NOTE: Loosen transmission oil cooler lines while securely holding radiator
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Removal
1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
2. Drain engine cooling system as described.
3. Remove engine air cleaner.
4. Remove upper radiator hose from water bypass tube.
5. Remove radiator overflow hose from radiator and fan shroud.
6. Remove transmission oil cooler line from oil cooler inlet fitting.
7. Remove nuts retaining A/C condenser core to the radiator.
8. Disconnect engine control sensor wiring from the auxiliary electric cooling fan motors and the CCRM.
9. Raise vehicle on hoist.
10. Remove splash shield from lower radiator support and front sub-frame.
11. Remove lower radiator hose from radiator.
12. Remove oil transmission cooler line from oil cooler outlet fitting on radiator.
13. Remove retaining screws for power steering/transaxle oil cooler and position cooler aside.
14. Support fan shroud, radiator and A/C condenser core with a suitable jackstand. Remove lower radiator
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15. Position jackstand aside and carefully remove radiator and fan shroud.
16. Remove two retaining bolts for fan shroud at top of radiator and remove fan shroud from radiator.
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  2. Remove the battery.
  3. Remove clip retaining constant control relay module and position module aside.
  4. Remove battery tray.
  5. Remove radiator cap.
  6. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  7. Remove radiator splash shield.
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  9. Remove radiator mounting bracket assembly.
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  1. Drain the coolant.
  2. Disable the SIR.
  3. Move the forwarding discriminating sensor out of the way.
  4. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  5. Remove the cooling fans.
  6. Disconnect the radiator inlet hose from the radiator.
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        3. Install the transmission oil cooler lines to the radiator. Tighten the transmission oil cooler line fittings to 27 Nm (20 ft. lbs.).
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  2. Drain engine coolant.
  3. Remove engine air cleaner (ACL) (9600).
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  7. Remove nuts retaining A/C condenser core to the radiator.
  8. Disconnect engine control sensor wiring (12A581) from the auxiliary electric cooling fan motors and the CCRM.
  9. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  10. Remove splash shield from lower radiator support (16138) and front sub-frame (5C 145).
  11. Remove lower radiator hose (8286) from radiator. NOTE: Loosen transmission oil cooler lines while securely holding radiator connector with a back-up wrench.
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  13. Remove retaining screws for power steering/transaxle oil cooler and position cooler aside.
  14. Support fan shroud, radiator and A/C condenser core (19712) with a suitable jackstand. Remove lower radiator support. Position jackstand aside and carefully remove radiator and fan shroud.
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  3. Tighten lower radiator support bolts to 8-11 Nm (71-97 inch lbs.) .
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  5. Tighten power steering/transaxle oil cooler and splash shield retaining screws securely.
  6. Refill engine coolant.

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